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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:34 am 
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to make sure everyone knew about a Philadelphia-area convention that I am involved with, called Zenkaikon. This will be Zenkaikon's 4th year, and we are looking forward to seeing a lot of new and returning attendees. We are currently working furiously to make Zenkaikon 2009 the biggest and best yet, and there are new announcements coming out all the time. I will try to keep this thread updated as new information comes out. Also, feel free to reply to this thread with any questions you might have, and I will do my best to answer ;)

You can also follow us via:
Website: http://www.zenkaikon.com
MySpace: http://groups.myspace.com/zenkaikon
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6581388514
Twitter: http://twitter.com/zenkaikon

Hope to see you there! :)

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces 2008 Attendance and 2009 Convention Dates
Convention attendance more than doubled in 2008.

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA - November 14 2008 - Zenkaikon, the Philadelphia area's fastest growing anime and gaming convention, has announced that it will be returning to the Valley Forge Convention Plaza for its fourth year on November 7 ? 8, 2009. This year's event will take place in the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, which is a part of the same complex that has hosted Zenkaikon from 2006 through 2008. Starting as a one-day convention in 2005, Zenkaikon has experienced rapid growth, with attendance doubling from approximately 570 in 2007 to over 1300 in 2008. The Zenkaikon staff wishes to thank the many attendees who made the 2008 event such a huge success. They hope to see this trend continue in 2009, and are actively anticipating expansion with larger performance and panel areas, dealer space, and video game rooms. Many of the details regarding convention guests, hotel rooms, and activities are still to be determined at this time. Nevertheless, Zenkaikon is planning to move swiftly with planning and announcing exciting news and information. Keep watching http://www.zenkaikon.com for details on Zenkaikon 2009. There you will find information on pre-registration dates and rates, artist and vendor table reservations, and 2009 performers and events!

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Zenkaikon 2009 Membership:
Pre-registration for Zenkaikon 2009 is currently open. Visit http://www.zenkaikon.com to pre-register online, as well as to find information on exhibitor space, panel registration, and Zenkaikon rules and regulations. Printable forms for mail-in registrations are also available.

Future Card Buddy Fight Rates:
by June 6: One Day (Saturday or Sunday) $15.00, Two Day $28.00, Two Day VIP $48
by October 6: Saturday $18.00, Sunday $15.00, Two Day $30.00, Two Day VIP $50
At Door: Saturday $23.00, Sunday $20.00, Two Day $40.00 , Two Day VIP n/a

Group Rates (of 10+ people, two day only):
by June 6: $25
by October 6: $27
at the door: $37

Children under age 6 are free!

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Additional News:
December 24, 2008: Zenkaikon Announces Robotech Convention Tour, Dealer Room Improvements
February 8, 2009: Zenkaikon Announces New Guest, Robert Axelrod
February 20, 2009: Zenkaikon Announces Three New Guests
March 2, 2009: Concept Galaxy Hosting Auditions for Zenkaikon 2009
March 14, 2009; Zenkaikon Announces CJ Henderson, Room Block, Sakura Sunday
April 8, 2009: Zenkaikon Announces Free Tickets to Death Note: L, Change the World
April 15, 2009: Zenkaikon Wants You! 2009 Gopher and Street Team Recruitment
April 20, 2009: Zenkaikon Panel Applications Now Open!

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OPEN SPOTS IN MY HOTEL ROOM
I have ONE SPOT open. Yep, this early and it's ALREADY filling.
It's at the Radisson. It's $55/person. All girls only.
Jump in now. Pay for room and $25 for Pre-reg (GROUP DISCOUNT).
http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=409

THE WORLD ENDS WITH YOU LARP
http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=434
OPEN! FREE! Gathering interest...!

KINGDOM HEARTS PHOTOSHOOT ver 2!
Any and all Characters from Kingdom Hearts welcome!
(Yes, I'm looking at you Cloud and Leon. XD)
http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=436

COSPLAY DINNER, THE SEQUEL!
Since last year was so TOTALLY epic, we're doing it AGAIN! 8D
Get in now. 8D
http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=437

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:36 am 
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VALLEY FORGE, PA, December 24,2008 - Zenkaikon 2009 is pleased to announce the opening of and improvements to its 2009 Dealers Room and Artist Alley and its first guest for its 2009 show; Kevin McKeever and the Robotech Convention Tour.

Read more: http://www.zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=443

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:38 am 
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Mr. Axelrod has performed in numerous roles since 1976.
VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA - February 8, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce another guest for its 2009 convention, Robert Axelrod. Mr. Axelrod has performed in countless anime and television series since 1976, in both live action and voice acting roles.

Read More: http://www.zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=448

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:40 am 
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Stephanie Chateau, C.J. Collins, and Eden Star come to Zenkaikon.
VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA – February 20, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce several new guests for its 2009 event – the interactive duo Stephanie Chateau and C.J. Collins from Concept Galaxy, as well as musical guest Eden Star.

Read More: http://www.zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=456

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:41 am 
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Concept Galaxy will be running an interactive production at Zenkaikon.
VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- March 1, 2009: Concept Galaxy is organizing an interactive production for Zenkaikon 2009, and will be auditioning cosplay talent from around the area to participate. Auditions will take place on August 15, 2009, at the Radisson Valley Forge Hotel, the same location as the convention, Zenkaikon. Those who plan to audition should come prepared with a minute-long "in-character" monologue as the character they wish to play. Stephanie Chateau from Concept Galaxy will be hosting the auditions, and will be looking for cosplayers that fit into the categories listed below.

Read More: http://www.zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=457

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VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- March 17, 2009: Due to his enormous popularity at Zenkaikon 2008, the staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce that award-winning science fiction author C. J. Henderson will be returning for the 2009 convention. In addition, the staff is announcing the first ever Zenkaikon hotel room block at the Radisson Valley Forge, and Zenkaikon-sponsored activities at the Philadelphia Cherry Blossom Festival's Sakura Sunday.

Read More: http://www.zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=471

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VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- April 8, 2009: The Zenkaikon Anime Convention in King of Prussia, PA has teamed up with Viz Pictures to give away free tickets to the Death Note: L, Change the World Live Action Movie Event on April 29, 2009. To be entered in the raffle, pre-register online for a 2-day pass to Zenkaikon by April 21, 2009. Attendees who have pre-registered before this announcement are also eligible.

Read More: http://www.zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=498

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Zenkaikon Wants You! 2009 Gopher and Street Team Recruitment

Zenkaikon is currently recruiting interested individuals to join its 2009 Street Team and/or be a gopher at its convention. Read all the details below!

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Street Team

Do you love Zenkaikon? Do you look forward to it every year? Do you wish more people knew about it?

Then you should consider joining the Zenkaikon 2009 Street Team! Street team members give out or leave Zenkaikon flyers at related events, stores, or any other location where anime fans may gather. They may also promote Zenkaikon on their website, blog, or favorite forum.

If this sounds like something you would like to do (or do already), then send us the following information:

Name
Website
Mailing Address where we can send flyers
Where and When you will promote Zenkaikon
Specific Conventions or Events where you can put out flyers, and the dates of the events

E-mail all information to zenkaikonpr@gmail.com or PM "Kirsehn" on the Zenkaikon Forums.

In exchange for being a part of our street team, you will receive an exclusive Zenkaikon Street Team button, as well as your name and link on our website!

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Gophering

go•fer n. Slang – one who performs minor or menial tasks such as running errands. [Alteration of "go for"]

What a Gopher does

Gofers help con staff with event set up, line control, badge checking, guiding attendees, running video and gaming equipment, workshops, panels, the masquerade, break down and clean up.

What you get out of it

Now you might be asking yourself, "What's in it for me?" Well, depending how many hours of your life you are willing to give, you get:


  • Partial or full convention registration refund
  • Meals
  • Beverages
  • Swag
  • A behind-the-scenes look at an anime convention
  • Did I mention the refund, food, and beverages?

If this sounds like something that might interest you, then read up on all the details at our gopher web page and fill out our Gopher Application

If you have any questions about this application, the Gofer rules and/or expectations please send a detailed message to zenkaikongophers@gmail.com.

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I will be, of course!!

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Zenkaikon Panel Applications Now Open!

Postby Kirsehn » Mon Apr 20, 2009 9:22 pm
We are pleased to announce that Zenkaikon is now accepting panel applications for 2009.

Please note that our scheduling is limited, so panels will be chosen on a variety of criteria. If your panel is not selected, please do not take it personally; it is just an issue of time management.

Please send the following information to zenkaikonpanels@gmail.com to apply for a panel. Please include information for each of the items below or your panel will not be considered.

* Your Name
* Name of Your Panel
* How many people will be on the panel? (Please include any other names, if applicable)
* What time(s) of day suit your panel best?
* A short description of the panel (Please include information on tone. Is it a humorous panel or a serious academic one?)
* Have you run panels before at other conventions? If so, please list some or all of those conventions.
* Will your panel have any special needs? (i.e., Do you require a projector, a microphone, a DVD player?)

If we receive more panel applications than we have time, we will select one or two panels to be placed in reserve in case of sudden cancellations.

If you have any questions regarding panels, please direct them to zenkaikonpanels@gmail.com.

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Hello everyone! Here is a copy of our latest press release, announcing several new guests:

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Johnny Yong Bosch, Eyeshine, Hi5, and Fighter's High

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- May 11, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce four new guests for its 2009 convention. New additions to the guest list include live action and voice actor Johnny Yong Bosch , California-based rock band Eyeshine, rave DJ Hi5, and Philadelphia's own Ikuzo! Studios.

Read More Here: http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=537

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Hope to see you there! :)

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I'm so so soooo excited for Zenkaikon!!! I went last year, and it was my first con cosplaying... This year im planning to do Axel from Kingdom hearts, and hopefully Sakuma Ryuichi as well <3 <3 <333

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PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Geist, Geek Comedy Tour, Uncle Yo, Friday Knights

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA -- July 2, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is pleased to announce another four guests for its 2009 convention. New additions to the guest list include visual kei band Geist, the creators of the web comic Friday Knights, and the Geek Comedy Tour. Due to popular demand, the staff also welcomes back anime comedian Uncle Yo for his third straight year.

Read More Here: http://zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=599

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The full details of the Zenkaikon/Concept Galaxy Cosplay Auditions have been announced!

Visit the thread here for more details: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=8826

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Hall Cosplay, Cosplay Masquerade, and Cosplay Dating Game Signups Now Open!

Calling all cosplayers!

Online Registration for the Masquerade and Hall Cosplay Contest are now available online.

Be sure to read through the rules and fill out the online forms as completely as possible.

Applications for the Dating Game are also now available. Remember, Dating Game participants are selected by the quality of their applications, so do your best!

Follow the links below to register:

Hall Cosplay: http://www.zenkaikon.com/cosplay/hallcosplay.php

Cosplay Masquerade: http://www.zenkaikon.com/cosplay/masquerade.php

Cosplay Dating Game: http://www.zenkaikon.com/cosplay/datinggame.php

Good luck to all contestants and participants!

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Hi everyone!

Don't forget that the last discount pre-registration deadline for Zenkaikon is only 4 days away!

By registering before October 6, 2009, you can save up to $10 on a two-day pass, and also be entered in a drawing to win lunch with Johnny Yong Bosch ;) (More details on the drawing here)

We also will be having several more announcements coming up soon, including early Saturday check-in for pre-registered attendees. Lessen your time in line and be one of the first in the door by pre-registering for Zenkaikon '09 :)

Registration is available online at: http://www.zenkaikon.com/registration/attendee.php

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Hi everyone! There are several new announcements regarding Zenkaikon, including some additional guests! :)

PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Robotech Reunion at 2009 Convention

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA – October 12, 2009: As the 2009 Robotech Convention Tour prepares to celebrate its final stop at Zenkaikon, Harmony Gold and Zenkaikon are pleased to announce that Robotech creators from Comico, Eternity, and DC will be re-uniting for the first time in decades.

Read More: http://www.zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=735

PRESS RELEASE: Zenkaikon Announces Reni Mimura, Programming Changes, Attendance Cap

VALLEY FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA – October 16, 2009: The staff of Zenkaikon is happy to announce the final guest for its 2009 convention -- cosplay singer Reni Mimura. They also are announcing some programming changes, including the addition of two new events -- Iron Artist: Zenkaikon Edition and the Beatles Rock Band Sing-Off. Finally, they are formally announcing the addition of a registration cap for this year's convention.

Read More: http://www.zenkaikon.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=742

Also, so that everyone is aware, here is some information regarding the attendance cap...

Thanks to everyone who made pre-registration for Zenkaikon 2009 such an extraordinary success. Due to the overwhelming number of pre-registrations (approximately a 160% increase over the previous year), we've has decided to announce an attendance cap of 1500 attendees per day for the convention. By this Tuesday (October 20), there will be a count available on the registration page of the Zenkaikon website, noting the number of available memberships remaining.

In order to give as many attendees as possible the opportunity to pre-register, online registration will remain open through Wednesday, November 4, 2009 (three days before the event). Attendees who pre-register are guaranteed admission to the convention, and will be able to check in beginning at 8:00am on Saturday (an hour before general admission).


After November 4th, we will post an announcement with how many memberships are still available at the door, based on the number of pre-registrations we have.

Any questions regarding registration or the attendance cap can be directed to registration@zenkaikon.com (or you can send me a PM too). Thanks for your understanding as we work with the hotel to ensure everyone has a great time at the con!

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I'm happy to announce that the Zenkaikon 2009 Schedule and Convention Map are now available for download on the Zenkaikon website. :)

Convention Schedule: http://www.zenkaikon.com/docs/zenkaikon ... le_web.pdf

Convention Map: http://www.zenkaikon.com/docs/zenkaikon2009map.pdf

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Hey everyone!

Just a reminder that there are only 5 full days left to pre-register for Zenkaikon 2009! Pre-register by November 4, 2009 to be guaranteed admission, and save time in line at the convention. Pre-registered attendees will also be able to check-in an hour before at-the-door registrants.

Current registration rates are:
Saturday Only: $23
Sunday Only: $20
Two-Day Pass: $40


For more information on pre-registering for Zenkaikon, click here:
http://www.zenkaikon.com/registration/attendee.php

We look forward to seeing you there!

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